How to Pack a Suitcase for Organized Travel


Hi, everyone. So I am about to head to the
beach for a week. We are driving. We’re not flying. But as I was packing my bags, I just
thought that I would just do a quick video and show you guys how I’ve packed my suitcases. Now, I did a few – I did a video maybe like
two or three videos ago on how to store your luggage. But I didn’t show you guys how I
packed my bags. So since you guys expressed interest, I thought I would share with you
guys. OK. So let me first show you my first bag
and then we will look at the second bag over there. So this bag here is a – this is where
I keep all of my clothes, my shoes, my towels, and my undergarments. So let me just quickly
start at the top. So up here is where I have my underwear, I have sports bras, regular
bras then I have my bathing suits in here, and then I have socks over here. Now, I always keep all of my undergarments
like the things I just mentioned in the top part of the suitcase in these little zippered
compartments or these elastic compartments because I just feel like it’s the perfect
place to keep them. It’s out of the way. The things aren’t going to get lost in the bottom
of the suitcase. They stay folded more or less. So I just feel like that’s the perfect
spot. So down here in the main part of the suitcase,
I have all my clothes, my towel, my beach bag. So since we are going to the beach, we’re
driving, we are renting a beach house. It’s our family vacation for the summer. So we
are probably going to arrive earlier than when the beach house is ready so I put my
beach bag and towel on top so when we arrive to the beach. I can just open up my suitcase,
quickly grab these two things, and head to the beach while we wait for the house to be
ready. OK. So let me show you what’s underneath.
So I have the beach bag then I have my beach towel. And then underneath, I have a little
clutch bag. So whenever I’m on vacation, I don’t really like to carry heavy stuff like
carry my heavy Milano purse. I like to just carry a small bag so it’s nice and light.
So that’s the bag I’ll be carrying for the week. All of my shoes, I put inside shoe covers
so none of the dirt on the bottom of the shoes will get inside the suitcase or on to the
clothes. So again, these are the shoe covers, these are my tennis shoes, nothing is going
to get dirty. I love these things. If you don’t have shoe covers, you could just use
a plastic bag from the grocery store. Put them inside. Tie it up. And nothing is going
to get dirty. So as you can see here, I just zigzagged the
shoes like here’s the front part of this one, here’s the front part of this one, put them
together. It saves space. My flip flops are over here. They are together in one shoe cover. Now whenever I go on vacation, I feel like
in the past, I have been the biggest over packer like I always think, “Oh, I’m going
to need like all these outfits because I’m going to do all these things.” But in reality,
whenever I get home from vacation, I always end up over packing. I always end up putting
clothes away that I didn’t wear. So I have made the, I was going to say commitment.
I guess it is a commitment. But I’ve made the decision a few years ago that I’m going
to start packing less stuff. So I only have like I think I have three – no, I have two
pairs of shorts. No. Actually, I have three pairs of shorts. I have two dresses, and I
have one skirt. And I have a few tops to kind of mix and match with the shorts and the skirts.
So I’m bringing very minimal stuff. OK. So nothing here is really folded like
crazy perfectly. I just feel like I’m going on vacation. It’s my time to relax. I’m not
going to spend so much time being picky about things. I kind of just fold it nicely and
put it inside. Now, I’m not struggling for space. If I was struggling for space then
I would spend more time folding nicely to make sure I was maximizing space. But space
is not an issue. OK. So on the side of the suitcase, I have
one of those drawer sachets that I have inside my closet and my dresser drawers. So I just
take one of those and I stick inside the suitcase so my clothes smell nice. And then over here
in this zippered pocket, I have my jewellery in this little pouch here. That’s pretty much
all I have in that pocket. And this pocket over here, I have garbage bags. I feel like
I always need garbage bags when I’m travelling and I never have them so I started carrying
trash bags just like empty ones over here. And then on this side, I have just like a
trash bag liner for all my dirty laundry. Now, if you have a laundry bag that’s reusable
then that’s a lot better than a trash bag because you’re not wasting bags. But I don’t
have one so I’m using that trash bag. OK. So that’s really it for this suitcase.
Let me show you the other suitcase. OK. So this is the second suitcase that I’m
carrying with me to the beach. Now, this suitcase has all of my shampoo, conditioner, lotions,
sunblock, makeup, cosmetics, hair accessories. I want to go ahead and open it up and show
you guys exactly what’s inside. So I like to keep my clothes separate from all my bath
stuff so in case anything spills, they’re kind of already separated. But at the same
time, I feel like clothes stays in the main part of the hotel room or the main part of
the beach house or the beach room, wherever you’re staying. And then the cosmetics and
bath stuff, all those in the bathroom. So it’s just kind of easy to keep it separate.
So all right. So inside here, so at the very top, I have Wet Ones. I always carry Wet Ones
to the beach or to the pool with me in case my hand feels sticky or in case I’m eating
something and I just want to clean my hands. And then down here is where I have all of
my sunblock and suntan lotion. I put all the bottles inside of a freezer bag. So in case
the bottles spill, explode or leak, nothing is going to get greasy besides the bag. And
then when I’m done from vacation and I’m coming back and unpacking, I’ll just keep all these
plastic bags inside this bag for next time. OK. So up here is a secret little compartment.
So up here is where I have my brushes. So I just like my round brush and then my regular
brush for brushing my hair. So that stays up there. Inside here, so I have my blow dryer
up here. And then these little bags down here, this is for bath care, hair care, makeup,
accessories. So I want to take these bags out and show you guys exactly what’s inside. OK. So the first bag here has some accessories.
There are two scarves and I think there are two belts. Now, this could go in the main
suitcase since technically it is clothes but these things just fits so perfectly inside
of here and this is what I’ve just done in the past and so I just keep this for accessories
to accessorize my outfits. OK. So moving on to my makeup, so I’ll do
the same thing with my makeup like what I do for my suntan lotions bottles. I’ll put
them inside of a little plastic baggy so in case they spill, leak, or explode, the stuff
is not going to get everywhere on the other stuff and on the bag. It’s going to stay inside
the little plastic baggy. So I’ll do that for my makeup remover. I’ll do it for my eyeliners
because I feel like the caps always fall off and then the pencil just gets everywhere.
So if they’re in a plastic baggy, nothing else is going to get ruined. I’ll do it for my tint and moisturizer because
this one kind of has a loose cap. And then I’ll also do it for my scissors and my tweezers
because I feel like these things are sharp so I want to put them in a baggy. I don’t
know. I just feel like these got to be in a baggy so nobody hurts themselves when they
take them out. And then my Q-tips are in a little plastic organizer that they can get
refilled once it gets low. So this goes with me on all my trips. And I think that is everything
in this bag. And then moving on to all of my hair care.
So again, freezer bag for my hair gel, my hairspray, and my hair, I forgot what that
is, it’s like straightening stuff. And then I’ll put all of my hair gel holders in a separate
little baggy. OK. And then my last bag has all of my bath
care. So this has like my shampoo, my conditioner, my face wash, lotion. It has Advil, my toothbrush,
my soap, razor. So same thing here, if something is going to prone to spill, I will put it
inside of a Ziploc bag like my shampoo, conditioner, my face wash, what else? My toothbrush has
a little cover over it so it doesn’t get dirty. And I think that is really it. There’s nothing
really special inside of this one. OK. And then on the outside of my bag, there
is a lot of different compartments. So let me quickly show you guys what I have. So right
here is where I have a few magazines. So whenever I go on vacation to the beach or on any kind
of trip, I always bring magazines with me because I feel like it’s the perfect time
to catch up on all the magazines that you are receiving that you might not have time
to read. So for example, I am behind with my Real Simple
magazine. So in here are the last two issues. And I think there is also Getting Organized
Magazine in here. But what I’ll do is I’ll put it inside of one of these jumbo Ziploc
bags. So in case I want to bring my reading material to the beach with me or to the pool,
nothing will get wet or sandy if I put the magazine down on the sand or down on the ground.
So that’s the reason why I use a big Ziploc bag. OK. And then in the compartment up here is
where I have my phone charger which also works well with my iPad charger. OK. And then on
the back of the bag, it has this little pocket here. This is where I have my iPad. Since
we are taking the car driving, I don’t have to worry about losing this like I don’t have
to worry about this falling out of the pocket because my bag is always going to be with
me. So the iPad just fits really perfectly inside of that pocket. OK. Then in the last pocket on this side is
where I have my flat iron. Now, I keep my flat iron inside of this heat-resistant bag
made by Baggallini. I love this bag because if you are packing for a trip and you’re finishing
up your hair and your flat iron is still hot, you can just put it inside of this bag and
because it’s heat-resistant, nothing is going to get warm or nothing is going to burn. It’s
just awesome. And it just fits so nicely inside of this little compartment right here. It’s
hard to put it in and hold the camera at the same time. There you go. OK. So before I end this video, I just want
to quickly tell you guys about this bag. Now, I love this bag. I got this bag about two
years ago. It’s made Zuca. Let me tell you why it’s a cool bag. So besides having really
awesome zippers that zip really nicely and having wheels that roll incredibly smoothly
and having a handle that goes up like amazingly easy and the bag is also a chair like if you
notice that’s a flat surface, it’s made to actually sit on when you’re at the airport.
It is just such a cool bag. It came with those inserts like there are five of them. Those
are two and I will show you guys, four of them but it comes with five. They have little
labels in front so you can add your own label. So that’s always awesome. There are just lots
of compartments. What else is awesome about it? It’s just an
awesome bag. They have I think like 30 different color combinations like different colors,
different frames, different patterns. These bags, they’re actually made for ice skaters.
They’re ice skating bags. But a lot of people use them like a lot of makeup artist have
them for carrying all their makeup. OK. So that’s how I’m packing my suitcases
for my week-long vacation at the beach. If you have tips you want to share on how you
pack your suitcase or pack for vacation, leave a comment below or create a video response
and let us see exactly how you pack your suitcase. So I am off to the beach. I will see you guys
soon. Bye. 4

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